This museum is situated on a basin of the Regent's Canal near King's Cross. It is housed in an old warehouse that dates from the 1850s when it was built by the Italian Carlo Gatti. Gatti worked on the canal for much of his life and made a fortune importing ice for his ice cream business.
The museum tells the story of Gatti and other workers who lived and worked on the canals during the Victorian era. It is open every day except for Saturdays from 10am-4.30pm. Admission costs around £2.50 for adults.
Visiting boats: In theory there is mooring and water for one visiting boat at the museum, if you require this it's probably best to ring in advance (and to be a good pilot!). Otherwise moor on the towpath near the basin and walk.